Last week was a pretty monumental week for my art career. I had entered the Wichita National All-Media Exhibition earlier in the summer. They had hundreds of applicants and I was fortunately one of the 83 selected. Mark Arts always has such a nice opening night for all their exhibits. Kyle Reicher was the juror for this exhibition and he came back to Wichita with his wife to give a talk at the opening. Kyle has a fondness of Mark Arts because he was their Artist in Residence many years ago. I hosted a party for all the artists and juror at my home afterwards and it was really fun getting to know them all. Such amazing, talented people!
Looking ahead at the arts here in Wichita. Autumn & Art is a fun outdoor fair that features artists in booths from all over the country. Last year I was honored to be a juror for Autumn & Art and this year I am looking forward to visiting the event.
Stripes seem to be my calling this week in the studio. I'll be posting some of my work on Instagram over the coming week.
I'm putting the finishing touches on the Texas painting which will be sold via social media this weekend and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross to help the victims of Harvey and Irma. Please check out my Facebook page or Instagram feed @pollygentrystudio if you are interested.
After spending a week in Vail I have returned with all sorts of new inspiration. Something about the fresh air and energy in the village sparks my creativity. On the drive there I listened to my favorite blog. Artists Helping Artists on Blogtalk radio Leslie and Margaret never fail to inspire me to try new things in my art business. The drive home is more mental planning of what I want to create when I get back into the studio. I'm looking forward to creating new work this September and yellow seems to be a color that I can't get out of my mind! So be on the lookout for some yellow in the future!
My giveaway promotion on Facebook and Instagram is going gangbusters. It has been so fun to connect with my art admiring friends and to read their messages when I announce that they have won! I hope you all join in on the fun for the rest of the month over @pollygentrystudio.
I'm looking forward to the opening exhibition for the Wichita National All Media Exhibition on Friday. I'm so honored to have my work represented in this exhibit! If you're in Wichita please come out to Mark Arts this Friday night for the opening. Hope to see you there!